I don’t go the library often.  My children, however, since they are homeschooled, practically live there.  My wife takes them all in, they split up, each going to their respective age range of books with my wife going with the youngest.

In the center of our library is a bank of computers.  Patrons are allowed to come in and use them as needed.  If I remember correctly, the library restricts what you can look at, which is good.  After all, it’s a library.

It’s not like that in Seattle.  There, any pervert who wants to watch hard core porn in the company of strangers and children can sit down, and turn on:

Despite repeated complaints from female patrons about men watching porn in full view of their children, the library has held fast to its policy of unfettered online access for grown-ups.

The reason: It’s not in the business of censorship.

The latest dust-up comes after a mother with her two kids saw a man watching “hard-core porn” at the Lake City library and complained. When the librarian refused to ask the man move to a less visible screen, Julie Howe wrote the library, the media and lawyers and got on KUOW.

“It was very shocking,” said Howe, whose 10-year-old girl had seen the man’s screen and cried that night. But, she acknowledged, “it’s not an easy one to solve.”

Other libraries also allow porn

The library’s position was mirrored elsewhere. The King County Library System has a similar policy, of filtering kids’ access on computers, while allowing adults to roam freely. The American Library Association endorses the same stance.

“Sometimes, in a library, you’re going to see information that’s going to make you uncomfortable,” Barbara Jones, director of the association’s intellectual freedom office, said on KUOW Wednesday.

So, how to fix this?  You’re at the library and walk past the computers.  You find someone sitting there watching some hard core porn, completely disregarding the fact children are in the area.  Since Barbara Jones and the rest of the cast from Brave New World has decided this is acceptable, what do you do?

Easy.

Start taking their picture with your phone.  They are in a public place.  It’s legal.

Introduce yourself and tell them you are putting together a bulletin board of probable perverts who frequent the library and need a head shot for it.  It’s for parents to be able to keep their children away from probably child molesters.  Since you are clearly a sexual deviant, what with your desire to watch porn with all these children around, you fit the profile.

Turn and smile please.

Or better yet, turn your phone’s video camera and start asking them questions.  Tell them you write for a website that focuses on sexual predators in the local area and want to do an article on them.  What’s your name?  Where do you live?  Where do you work? How long have you wanted to watch porn with children?

Or introduce yourself as a producer for the local news who is working on a story about the library’s policy on Internet porn.  Say you’d like to interview them on why they feel it’s right to expose children to pornography.

Make them feel as personally threatened as the parents who just want to get a copy of Super Fudge with their daughter.  I’m guessing if they thought they would be publicly painted as a sex offender, they’d stop coming to the public library.

As far as I know, those are all legal.  It’s a public place.  You can take their picture.  You can video tape them.  You could even actually start a website that does the things you claim you were going to do and share it with the local news, with permission to broadcast all your content.

But you cannot tolerate this.  I won’t.  Luckily, I live in a pretty conservative world and this isn’t a problem…yet.

Hat Tip:  Gateway Pundit

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